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YRW Online Workshop: The X-tremely Productive Writer

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    **Permission to forward granted and encouraged** Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for February. Workshop Title: The X-tremely
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 11, 2009
      **Permission to forward granted and encouraged**

      Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for

      Workshop Title: The X-tremely Productive Writer

      Instructor: Kara Lennox

      Date: 2/2 - 2/27/09

      What writer doesn't dream of producing three, four, or five books a
      year? It's more achievable than you think. Writing is like using a
      muscle; if you increase your outcome a little at a time, it's easier
      than trying to suddenly write as fast as Nora Roberts.

      First you have to recognize your enemy. What, exactly, is keeping you
      from writing as fast as you'd like? Is it your "real life," making too
      many demands on your time? Learn time-management tricks for squeezing
      your writing into a busy life.

      Is it your internal editor, second-guessing every sentence you put on
      paper? Learn to recognize the many faces of fear, which is behind most
      procrastination and writer's block, and how to overcome it or live
      happily with it.

      Does your muse take frequent vacations? Develop concrete strategies
      quick idea generation and brainstorming, so you're never at a loss for
      what to write--even if you're a seat-of-the-pants writer. Learn how to
      "write blind," change your writing habits, and the power of ritual to
      turn on your creativity.

      Figure out what your personal avoidance patterns are. Does a bad
      contest result or rejection letter put you in a writing funk? Do you
      need a lengthy rest after finishing a book? Do you slow down as you
      approach a love scene? Gain insight into conquering them.

      Avoid setting up a writing schedule that is too strenuous, risking
      burn-out. Learn the warning signs of burn-out and more serious
      problems, such as depression, that often go hand-in-hand with
      burn-out, and how to head them off at the pass.

      And finally, learn about the magic foods that give you energy and
      spark your creativity. (There's a reason writers love chocolate!)

      About the Instructor: Kara Lennox

      Kara Lennox, a.k.a. Karen Leabo, has been refining her goal-setting
      techniques for more than twenty years. She set out on this path after
      a chance reading of a self-help book well before she sold her first
      novel. Now, fifty-something published books later, she feels her
      techniques have proven themselves over and over again in all areas of
      her life. Kara has written for Harlequin, Silhouette and Bantam Loveswept.

      Deadline to register: 2/1/09

      Fee: $20 YWR members; $25 non-members. RWA Membership isn't required;
      Anyone can take our courses.

      Where to sign up: You may register online at our website.
      Please click the Pay Now button and follow the instructions for
      Paypal, then EMAIL us at Workshops@... To
      Confirm. You may also YRW at
      YosemiteRomanceWriters@... for any other questions.

      Thank you for considering our workshops!!

      Sandra Marlow
      Vice President, YRW

      Yosemite Romance Writers
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